Santa Barbara is a popular tourist destination for many reasons: palm trees, scenic vistas, white sand beaches, celebrity residents and gourmet meals top the list. One thing it is certainly not famous for, however, is low prices. Budgeting for a trip to Santa Barbara might set your head spinning. From airfare and rental transportation to museum fees and dining expenses, there are plenty of reasons to save your pennies.
Hotel accommodations are probably one of your top priorities, and rightfully so. Hotels, motels and inns fill up quickly, especially during the summer months, and run the gamut when it comes to price. You can spend as much or (almost) as little money as you want when booking a room in Santa Barbara. This list of budget hotels is intended for those of you hoping to do the latter. Spend a little less on the room, and you’ll have a little more for the fun stuff!
Affordable rooms can be found all over town with a little hunting. Want to fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves? Reserve a spot at Motel 6 Beach Santa Barbara. This is actually the very first Motel 6, established in 1962, and it is just steps away from the sand. Planning a trip to Solvang? Try staying at the Holiday Inn Express and enjoy complimentary cinnamon rolls in the morning.
Consult this rest of this list for other great finds in different parts of town. You - and your budget - will be happy you did!